The U.S. Court of Appeals in California affirms an earlier ruling in favor of Suzuki Motor Corp. in the long-standing product-disparagement lawsuit the auto maker filed against Consumers Union, publisher of Consumers Reports magazine. The court rejected a request by Consumers Union for rehearing the court’s June 25, 2002, ruling in Suzuki’s favor and holding that Suzuki had presented sufficient evidence to warrant a jury trial. Suzuki charges that Consumers Union published knowing ...

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